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65KM For cystic fibrosis

19th March 2016 

Registrations opening soon

 

Cystic FIBROSIS is no

walk in the park

 

65km for Cystic Fibrosis is an endurance walk around a 10.8km track in the beautiful Princes Park and Royal Park in central Melbourne. Either take on the full challenge of walking 65km or just walk as many laps as you feel able.  Do it on your own or join with some friends for a great day supporting a great cause.

Refreshments and massages will be available to all our walkers.  All proceeds will go towards research or clinical improvements for cystic fibrosis. 

 

 

For 2016 our Home Base has relocated to Royal Parade. This is a lovely central grass area with large shady trees, most importantly our track remains the same.  Royal Parade has all day free street parking on Saturday. 

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Registration fee is $50.00.  

Registration fee includes unlimited water, fresh fruit, course map and massages.

Start Times

All 65km walkers must start at 3:00 am

All 32 km walkers must start at 6:00 am

All other walkers are encouraged to start at 9:00 am

We recognise Saturday mornings can be hectic and do allow walkers walking shorter distances to start at times that suit other commitments

All walkers should be finished by 5:00 pm

Our Course

The walk is a 10.8 km loop through Princes Park and Royal Park.  The track has marshals at all tricky intersections and regular signposts.  The terrain is mostly asphalt with gravel around sections of Princes Park.  All entrants will be provided with a course map including mobile contact details should you stray from the course.

What to bring

This will vary depending on the distance you walk and your start time but includes:

Sturdy walking shoes and a change of socks

One re-useable water bottle will be provided per entrant

Torch or head lamp if you are walking in the dark.  The course is not well lit in many places so this is essential for the 3:00 am and 6:00 am starters

High energy snacks

Hat and sunscreen

Wet weather gear (weather dependant)

Small change for catering

Mobile phone in case of emergency

GETTING THERE

If you are driving, all day parking is available on Royal Parade and around Princes Park.  Alternatively, if you are coming via public transport our base camp is near tram route 19, stop 17 (Levers Street)

CATERING

Regular attendees to this event will be aware of our famous egg and bacon muffins, pancakes and sausages.   Our BBQ will be available from approximately 8:30 am until late afternoon.  A coffee van will also be at base camp.  All proceeds from catering go directly to the event.

Water and fruit are freely available to all entrants.

TRAINING

With the walk right around the corner, we hope you're training! This is an endurance event, so getting fit and keeping hydrated is important.  Please consult our training plan  for our 10 week program and some great hints and tips.

If you are walking the whole 65 km, allow 12 to 15 hours to complete the event.

Fundraising

All walkers are encouraged to fundraise through our everyday hero page

 






 

 

 

Volunteer

This event would not be possible without our wonderful Volunteers.

We are always looking for volunteers to our BBQ, course marshals and and physios or masseuses.  If you would like to volunteer your time please contact us.

 

Course marshalls

Course marshalls

Registration

Registration

BBQ

BBQ

Course marshalls

Course marshalls

Course marshalls

Course marshalls

BBQ

BBQ

Our Sponsors

 

 

 

We would like to thank the Monash Foundation and Monash Partners for supporting our event for 2016.  Without their commitment and support this event would not be possible.